Thomas Edwarrd Shaw of the Monks book signing

Jun ’04
12:00 am

Thomas Edwarrd “Eddie” Shaw,bass player in The Monksbook signing event with RoctoberThursday April 29th 8PM
Thomas Edwarrd “Eddie” Shaw, bass player in The Monks, the legendary garage band made up of American GI’s based in Germany in the 60s. “The anti-Beatles” are often referred to as the first punk band, and their dark, intense LP “Black Monk Time” is considered one of the greatest albums of all time. Eddie will be signing copies of his critically accclaimed memoir of his days in the band, also titled Black Monk Time (Carson Street Press). He will also be signing his latest book, Beltrami’s River, a historical novel about a visionary amateur explorer. He will also discuss his upcoming book (which he will be in Chicago researching) about his days as a Jazz/Funk fusion musician in the 70s.
Jake Austen is the editor of Roctober Magazine and co-producer of Chic-A-Go-Go, Chicago’s longest running, first run, weekly local dance show. The latest issue of Roctober (to be released at this event) is the TV Rock & Roll issue, featuring amongst other things, an interview with Shaw about the monks legendary TV appearances.
In addition to Shaw’s signing and reading, there will also be a projected video of the monks German TV appearances.
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